15.3C
Delhi
Tuesday, January 26, 2021

SpaceX launches more Starlink satellites for cheaper Internet

- Advertisement -

SpaceX launches more Starlink satellites for cheaper InternetSan Francisco, Nov 25 (IANS) Elon Musk-run SpaceX on Wednesday launched another successful mission carrying 60 more Starlink satellites onboard a Falcon 9 rocket into low-Earth orbit that will join the rest in beaming affordable Internet.

The reusable Falcon 9 rocket made a record-breaking seventh trip this time.

This was SpaceX’s 16th Starlink mission and the company has to date launched nearly 1,000 small satellites for its constellation.

SpaceX recently presented the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Starlink internet performance tests, showing it was capable of download speeds of between 102Mbps to 103Mbps, upload speeds of 40.5Mbps to not quite 42Mbps, and a latency of 18 milliseconds to 19 milliseconds.

READ ALSO:  Most Indian businesses pivoting in response to pandemic: Survey

“Once these satellites reach their target position, we will be able to roll out a fairly wide public beta in the northern US and hopefully southern Canada,” SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said in a tweet.

“Other countries to follow as soon as we receive regulatory approval,” he added.

READ ALSO:  From not buying limo to shortlisting guests, President cuts expenses

It is expected that there will be gigabit speeds on offer, meaning up to 1Gbps Internet speeds, with a fairly low latency of up to 25ms.

Starlink plans to offer these Internet services for around $80 per month, which is priced at par if not lower than similar speed broadband plans in most countries, including India.

The company is geared up for a public beta of the affordable satellite broadband service.

–IANS

India Updates
India Updates is an independent news & Information website. Follow us for regular updates on News and Information.

Follow Us On

Related News

Trending Topics In India

Covid 19 India Updates

Trending News In India

Trending Showbiz

Trending Sports

Latest Trending News In India

Delhi Police caught off guard by breach of trust by protesters?

New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) When the Delhi police entered into an agreement with the protesting farmers, little did they realise there were chances...

How the situation turned ugly at Red Fort

New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) The farmers movement that had been peaceful for the last two months turned violent on Republic Day on Tuesday...

Anyone who wants Covid vaccine could get it ‘this Spring’: Biden

By Nikhila Natarajan (IANS) US President Joe Biden's underpromise-overdeliver strategy on Covid-19 vaccine allocation landed its most optimistic message yet, pointing to vaccination for...

SKM asks farmers to return to borders, continue peaceful protest

New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS): After violent clashes with between the police and the protesting farmers in the national capital on Tuesday, the Samyukt Kisan...